Scottish Alternative Music Awards in association w/ Gorbals Sound
ft. Comedy Host Billy Kirkwood & very special guests
FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2013
The Scottish Alternative Music Awards return for their fourth year, drawing
necessary attention to the Scottish bands and artists that mainstream music tend
After the success of last year, with artists such as Fatherson and Bwani Junction
performing, as well as appearances from winners Fridge Magnets and guests
Ally McCrae from BBC Introducing this year sets to provide a platform as well as
deserved recognition for the hard working and talented members of the Scottish
Our nominees are chosen by leading figure heads in the Scottish music industry,
from across the country, ensuring a fair and justified list of relevant and deserved
nominees. It is a hard job for our judges to choose from the vast list of talented
artists we have across our nation, and we very much appreciate their informed
decisions. Nominations are then put to a 10 day public vote.
SAMAs 2013 will run in association with Gorbals Sound recording studio,
located just south of the River Clyde and a short walk from Glasgow City Centre
in the heart of the historic Gorbals area. Studio Manager Paul Quinn comments,
"We're really thrilled and excited to be sponsoring SAMA's as we see it as a great
opportunity to connect with the grassroots of Scottish Music and it's a great
window for these young, up and coming artists to put themselves in, long may it
Founder and Creative Director of the SAMAs, Richy Muirhead says:
“The shortlist of nominees are excellent. I think this is a great opportunity for new
and old music fans to hear an eclectic bill of artists from all over Scotland. Its an
exciting time for the SAMAs going into year 4, the music scene here is very much
There will be a launch event on Thursday 7th February at Bar Bloc Glasgow
from 9pm, and feature performances by previous nominees and winner
Alan McKim, The Little Kicks and TeKlo.
The main event will take place at the Glasgow Garage on Friday 8th March, and
is hosted from comedian Billy Kirkwood.
Tickets are on sale for the main event now £10 via Tickets Scotland
(In-store & Online)
Stay up to date online:
07.02.13 – SAMA nominations announced - For immediate release.
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Over 14s Only.
Event starts 7.00pm.